Visions of 2018

I don’t remember the first vision board I made. I know that I didn’t use it to it’s full potential. The idea is to have your vision board in a place you see often. The more you see the images of things you want, the more they are present in your conscious and subconscious and *boom* manifested. Remember when The Secret was trending? I feel like vision boards are the update from that.

Side story: My mom first introduced me to manifestation. She watches a lot of gurus on YouTube. Every time she goes to the thrift stores she finds exactly what she was looking for. Never a coincidence, she would say, because she manifested it. I would joke and tell her to manifest me a baby monitor.

Last year I was invited to a vision board party and I was so excited because normally I’m the one hosting those kind of things. I went with a stack of magazines and made a vision board with half a dozen other people. I really focused on making a vision board I believed in. I loved what I made but still most of 2017 I didn’t have it somewhere I could see everyday. That is until I finally declared (in my head) that I needed to put it somewhere in our bedroom. It has lived next to my bed for months now. I see it every morning, every night, every time I’m in my room. It has 4 quadrants and a center. The quadrants are for: home, travel, body and business. The center speaks to me so much because one, it’s in a gold frame, and two, “among the giants” is something I need to remind myself when the imposter syndrome sets in. When I see other mommas or oil advocates or whatever it is doing it, finding success, making sh*t happen, something inside screams “you don’t belong, they’re already doing it, stop where you are“. But no longer am I giving that voice any space in my mind. I belong and there is plenty of room for me.

Here we are in 2018 and I’m making ideas move (in Cardi B voice). Vision boards don’t have an expiration date. I imagine this vision board is 3-5 years in the making, and I’ve got one year down. I thought about sharing my vision board last year but I didn’t because exposing yourself is scary. When you have big ideas people get critical. Imposter syndrome is real. But I’m not letting it stop me anymore. I’m saying goodbye to that fear. If you’re reading this also see: New Year, más chingona if you haven’t already.

The irony of Olive carrying my vision board is too real. Haha. With little ones, our life is no long our own, right mommas? If Olive is having a bad day, more often than not, I’m not getting anything done. But I’m here to say it is possible (with support from your friends and family, o sea your village) to start big things with a toddler. It’s not easy, but it pushes you so much more to find success.  As I was snapping pictures of Olive and the vision board, she dropped it and then walked over it to play in the yard. 😆

Here is to big, big things this year.

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